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Chiefs select...Dustin Colquitt, T, Tennessee
Dustin Colquitt, PT, Tennessee
Height: 6:02.3 Weight: 211
Overview: Colquitt is part of the "royal family" of punters who have excelled for the Tennessee Volunteers over the years. His father, Craig, handled punting chores for the Vols from 1975-77, ranking third on the school's career-record list with a 42.5-yard average on 204 punts for 8,862 yards. His cousin, Jimmy, is the school's all-time punting leader with a 43.9-yard average on 201 attempts for 8,816 yards (1981-84). His brother, Britton, also letters at Tennessee and will take over punting duties for the Volunteers in 2005. The left-footer played football as a senior at Bearden High School, where he handled the team's punting and placekicking duties. He averaged nearly 40 yards per punt and earned All-Region honors. He also starred on the soccer field, playing varsity for four seasons. As a forward, he was Bearden's leading scorer as a senior. Colquitt was named KIL Player of the Year in 2000, helping the team to the state semifinals. He was also an All-State and All-South selection as a senior. A member of the All-Southeastern Conference Freshman team in 2001, the redshirt averaged 39.6 yards on 51 punts that year. He punted 65 times for 2,833 yards (43.6 avg) and was a finalist for Ray Guy Award (nation's top punter) in 2002. As a junior, he totaled 3,081 yards on 68 attempts (45.3 avg) to garner consensus All-American honors. Colquitt punted 56 times for 2,282 yards (40.8 avg) as a senior, earning second-team All-SEC accolades. For his career, he punted 240 times for 10,216 yards (42.57 avg) with 73 kicks downed inside the 20-yard line, 28 others that resulted in fair catches and 29 boots that went for touchbacks. He holds the school's career-records for most punts and punting yardage, topping the previous marks of 204 punts for 8,862 yards by Craig Colquitt (1975-77). His career punting average is surpassed only by Jimmy Colquitt (43.9, 1981-84) in school annals.
Analysis: Positives...Has a developing frame, a natural build and long legs...Consummate team player who punts for the need of the team and is not concerned about his statistics, as he does a very good job of directional punting...Has soft hands and can field with either of them (writes with his right hand, but has learned to drop the ball with his left hand)...Has a very strong kicking leg, as he can either punt for distance or angle his kicks towards the corners and sidelines...Has a two-and-a-half step stride, with very good touch-to-toe timing (1.21-1.33 average)...Gets very good height on his boots, as the ball explodes off his leg...Is more accurate directing his punts to the left side of the field...Gets a good turn over on his punts and has no problem kicking in poor weather conditions...Keeps his cool under pressure...His leg flexibility allows him to pin the opposition on the corner.
Negatives...Little inconsistent with his hang time (3.5-4.97 average)...Puts good power behind his kicks, but labors some getting the ball off at times...Has adequate leg strength, but poor timed speed, offering little value on the coverage team (usually the last player to get down field).
Agility tests: CAMPUS: 5.09 in the 40-yard dash...31-inch arm length...8 -inch hands...Right-handed...Left-footed...21 Wonderlic score.
High school: Attended Bearden (Knoxville, Tenn.) High School, playing football for coach Bill Young as a senior...Handled the team's punting and placekicking duties...Averaged nearly 40 yards per punt and earned All-Region honors...Starred on the soccer field, playing varsity for four seasons...As a forward, he was Bearden's leading scorer as a senior...Named KIL Player of the Year in 2000, helping the team to the state semifinals...Also an All-State and All-South selection as a senior.
Personal: Political Science major...Father, Craig, handled punting chores for the Vols from 1975-77, ranking third on the school's career-record list with a 42.5-yard average on 204 punts for 8.862 yards...Cousin, Jimmy, is the school's all-time punting leader with a 43.9-yard average on 201 attempts for 8,816 yards (1981-84)...Brother, Britton, also letters at Tennessee and will take over punting duties for the Volunteers in 2005...Born Dustin Farr Colquitt on 5/06/82...Resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.RECORD BOOK
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